Walter M. Morse

February 23, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Walter M. “Walt” Morse, 84, formerly of Bostwick Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, at his home under the care of his wife Ann and hospice in Fairhope, Ala. 

Born Feb. 3, 1928, in Lowville, the son of the late Earl John and Kathryn Rector Morse, he attended Lowville Free Academy. 

Walt was a veteran of World War II and joined the Navy at the age of sixteen. He received his honorary high school diploma from Lowville Free Academy for his military service. 

He married E. Ann Hotchkiss on Dec. 12, 1954, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. 

He was an installer and repairman for Lowville Telephone and retired from Contel after forty years of service.  

Walt was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and was a past commander and life member of the Lowville American Legion #162.  

He was also involved with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed hunting. 

Surviving Mr. Morse are his wife, Ann of Fairhope; two sons and their wives: Walter M. “Walt” and Kathy Morse Jr., Lowville, and David W. and Jill Morse, Dallas, Texas; a brother, Earl G. Morse, Lowville; four grandchildren, Ashley, Paige, Ryan and Morgan; a great-granddaughter, Reeonna and several nieces and nephews. 

A daughter, Charmaine Morse Fritsche, a son, Gary Morse, and infant brother and sister, all died before him. 

A military graveside service will be held in the spring in Lowville Rural Cemetery.  

Memorials in Walt’s name may be made to: Lowville American Legion Post #162 or to the Boy Scouts of America Troop #162, 7768 North State Street, Lowville, NY  13367. 

Condolences may be made on the online guest book at

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.